Gil Kelley

General manager of Planning, Urban Design, and Sustainability

Gil Kelley, FAICP, is an internationally-recognized urban strategist and visionary, having served as chief planner for several West Coast cities and as an independent advisor to cities and governments across the globe.

In the past, he has served as the director of Citywide Planning for the City of San Francisco, CA, the director of Planning for the City of Portland, OR, and director of Planning and Development for the City of Berkeley, CA. He has also maintained an independent planning consultancy and continues to advise cities and governments on a range of urban development strategies, including economic development, neighborhood and downtown revitalization, waterfront development, urban design, and sustainability. 

Mr. Kelley has continuously promoted civic engagement and innovative thinking in his public and private work. He served as practitioner-in-residence at the School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University and has taught planning and negotiation master classes at the University of Amsterdam (NL). He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Mr. Kelley did his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was awarded the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

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